Batman: The Brave and the Bold #2

DC Comics

Written by Tom King, Ed Brisson, Christopher Cantwell and Joelle Jones

Art by Mitch Gerads Jeff Spokes, Javier Rodriguez and Joelle Jones

Colors by Mitch Gerads, Jeff Spokes, Javier Rodriguez and Joelle Jones

Letters by Clayton Cowles, Saida Temofonte, Simon Bowland and Steve Wands

The Rundown: Four new stories continue the tales of the Dark Knight, his allies and his enemies.

Batman: The Winning Card Part 2

Joker’s continued murder spree in Gotham will leave Gordon no choice but to turn to the Batman for help. When Bruce decides to lay a trap for the murderer, his first confrontation with the criminal might end up being his last.

King continues his dark and disturbing story of the Dark Knight’s first year in Gotham with a tale filled with tension and terror boosted by amazing art from Gerads and an engaging narrative filled with surprises.

Stormwatch: Down with the Kings Part 2

Stormwatch investigates a virus that has been killing fisherman off the coast of Puerto Rico and determine that it is caused by a group gathering to take down Atlantis. After sending the team to investigate, they are attacked on their boat and Bones will do whatever it takes to get a sample of the virus, including killing.

A dark and entertaining story filled with some great action and thrills.

Superman: Order of the Black Lamp Part 2

Superman’s story for the Daily Planet brings him to a remote mountain range following the signal of a mysterious ring he remembers from his childhood. Choosing stealth over brawn, Superman infiltrates the base to not only discover highly advanced troops, but also a hero from his youth and a substance he is intimately familiar with.

A fun, thrilling adventure that reminds me of the Fleischer cartoons in both its tone and visual style.


After another grueling night on the streets of Gotham, Batman returns to the cave to treat his growing number of wounds. Wounds that each have a story that he revisits as he patches himself up. Scars that made him the man he is.

A great, somber Batman story that tells of the toll his mission physically and psychologically brings to him. Coupled with great art, the story emphasizes the humanity of the character.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold #2



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